Brentford 3-0 Southampton: Thomas Frank’s side seal routine trumps mid-table rivals


Two goals in quick succession saw Brentford beat mid-table rivals Southampton and move up to 12th in the Premier League with two games to go.

Thomas Frank’s side now have an 11-point gap in the relegation zone and can head into their final two games of the campaign with no worries, however slight.

Brentford captain Pontus Jansson opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he pushed home after Ivan Toney deflected a Christian Eriksen corner in the defender’s direction.

Yoane Wissa then added the second by curling a shot past goaltender Fraser Forster.

Kristoffer Ajer sealed the hosts’ victory in the second half, driving past a Saints defender before slipping coolly under Forster’s legs.

The result left Brentford 12th in the standings with 43 points, while Southampton are 15th with 40.

Southampton had 60 per cent of possession but struggled to make every chance count. They came close when Adam Armstrong shot into the back of the net in the first half but was disallowed for stray offside.

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